10 Publications that Pay $750+ Per Article

Here’s a quick roundup of 10 publications that work with freelance writers and pay up to $750 per article or more.

We’ve included publishers covering a wide variety of topics. We’ve also researched pay rates and found contact information, for your convenience.

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  1. Distillations is a magazine by the Science History Institute. Their articles reveal the impact of science on our world, both past and present. They’re actively looking for writers who can unearth little-told history and find historical angles to contemporary topics. They pay $1.25 per word for features; a flat fee of $750 for argued essays, columns, and profiles; and $400 for interviews. If interested, email your pitches to editor@sciencehistory.org. For details, refer to this page.
  2. IndigiNews is an Indigenous news platform covering Indigenous communities in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island. They focus on relationship building, uplifting storytelling, and holding colonial institutions accountable. They welcome news, stories, features, investigations, and photo essays. Rate: $250 to $750 per story (500 to 2,000 words). To learn more, read their pitching guide.
  3. The Progress Network is “a movement that speaks to a better future in a world dominated by voices that suggest a worse one.” They would love to receive substantive good news, solutions journalism stories, constructive opinions on current affairs, and “progress-oriented takes on historical, psychological, philosophical, and cultural themes.” They accept reported articles, opinion essays and think pieces, interviews, reviews, and listicles. Their rates fall somewhere between $250-$650 “depending on length, whether it will include original reporting or not, etc.”. For details, read their pitch and submission guidelines.
  4. Zoning Practice (ZP) is a monthly publication that is dedicated to helping its readers “write and administer smarter development codes.” Each edition of ZP has one long-form feature article of 4,000 to 4,500 words. Standard pay for a lead article is $750, up from a previous $500. To learn more, visit this page.
  5. Sport Fishing Magazine accepts queries from freelance writers. For print features they pay $750, and up to $1,500 if photos are included. They pay $200 to $300 for online articles. To learn more, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  6. Bolts is “a digital magazine that covers the nuts and bolts of power and political change, from the local up.” They’re always seeking freelancers to report on stories related to voting rights and criminal justice across the US. Most of the stories they publish involve original reporting and pay $800. They currently do not publish personal essays or op-eds. If interested, send your pitches to pitches@boltsmag.org. To learn more about how to pitch them, refer to this page.
  7. New York Focus is a nonprofit investigative newsroom covering New York’s state and local politics. They accept pitches for stories. Their standard rate for a story is $800. They may pay more for big, intensive investigative projects and may pay less for short and newsy pieces. If interested, send your pitches to editor@nysfocus.com. For details, refer to this page.
  8. RV Magazine offers ideas, inspiration, and information about the RV lifestyle. They publish around ten to fourteen freelance articles per month. Payment ranges from $200 to $800, depending on the department. To learn more, read their editorial guidelines. Visit the website here.
  9. The Monitor is a bimonthly policy and current affairs magazine by CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives). They publish “feature articles, original research, book reviews, letters to the editor, and illustrations.” According to their senior editor, they pay $300 for short articles of 700 words, $500 for 1,300 to 1,500 words, up to $800 for feature length stories, and $150 to $800 for illustrations. If interested, send your pitches to monitor@policyalternatives.ca. To learn more, refer to this page.
  10. Copy Hackers teaches people how to “write copy that converts.” They promise to help people “write more persuasive, believable and usable copy.” They want writers to send pitch emails to their content strategist. They do not want unsolicited drafts. They pay $300 to $1000 per post. To learn more, refer to this page.


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